But a majority of those cases were right here in the Panhandle.
Florida health officials say the sparsely populated Panhandle presents better breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that carry the virus.
Now, of the Panhandle counties hit the hardest Leon County health officials say we've been pretty fortunate not to be one of them.
Florida Department of Health records show that 10 Panhandle counties accounted for nearly 60-percent of the states West Nile cases this year.
Those counties include Calhoun, Franklin, and Bay counties.
Becky Dalissio with the Leon County Health Department says it's been several years since a confirmed case in Leon County.
"Our environmental division does conduct surveillance in the community we look a mosquito pulls dead birds surveillance also with chicken flock. Anytime there's a spike with West Nile we put out public releases of info,” Dalissio says.
In the warmer months when mosquitoes were active, Angie Pearson says she took safety precautions and warnings about West Nile very seriously.
"It was very serious to me to hear that some folks it was fatal so I made sure that there was no standing water around my house because of me pets and myself. I was very cautious,” explains Pearson.
Dalissio says Leon County has been very fortunate not to have any cases and there's been no activity recently.
Nonetheless she says it doesn't mean folks in the county are immune to the virus.
Other diseases that are mosquito borne include Eastern Equine Encephalitis and St. Louis Encephalitis. Those are a few that health officials say are present in the state of Florida year round.
Florida had a total of 83 confirmed cases and six deaths; Bay County leads Florida’s with 14 cases this year, including one death. In Georgia there were a total of 48 West Nile cases and four deaths.
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Source: www.vdh.state.va.us contributed to this report